The calf squeeze test can identify an
Achilles tendon rupture. While you are kneeling on a
chair with your legs hanging over the edge, or lying face down with your lower
legs bent up 90 degrees, your doctor will squeeze your
If the Achilles tendon is still attached, your
foot will flex downward.
If the tendon is ruptured, your foot will
If there is a partial tear, the calf squeeze test may be
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